• Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Categories
    Categories Displays a list of categories from this blog.
  • Tags
    Tags Displays a list of tags that have been used in the blog.
Posted by on in Uncategorized
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Hits: 3562
  • Print

What is the difference between EPA and DHA?


Fish Oil supplements have earned their place in the daily routines of millions of Americans, even my own (even though I do not actually eat fish). This is because it has so many great health benefits! Everything from blood pressure and cardiovascular health to skin and mood disorders can be positively influenced by a daily dose. But not all fish oils are the same. Some contain more DHA than EPA or vice versa.
  It is important for those with specific needs to understand which of these may benefit them more significantly.



DHA omega-3 is naturally found throughout the body and is most abundant in the brain, eyes and heart, ensuring that all of these, as well as other parts of the nervous system function properly. So if your goal is treating mental acuity, focus, memory, the eyes, or cardiovascular health, choose a fish oil with a higher DHA.



EPA omega-3 is not naturally produced within the body and must be obtained through food and supplements. EPA is best known for its anti-inflammatory properties, and can be used to supplement treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, skin disorders such as eczema, acne, depression (due to its ability to fight neuro-inflammation in the brain), and has even shown beneficial in some cancer treatment programs. If inflammation of some type is your main concern, look for more EPA in your fish oil supplement. 


At Vitazen we carry top quality fish oil supplements and we also carry a Brett to show you which one is right for you, should you need assistance. Come see us!




VitaZen is Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia’s supplement store.
We offer a comprehensive selection of vitamins, minerals, herbs, bath& body,
 skin care & cosmetics, sports nutrition, diet and EVEN natural pet food & supplements.
VitaZen is open 7 days a week and conveniently located
on Booker T Washington Hwy at Westlake.


Supplement For a Healthy Body, Mind & Soul
12787 Booker T Washington Hwy Suite 103
Hardy, VA 24101  / 540-721-9365



  • No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment

Leave your comment

Guest Saturday, 20 April 2019

© 2017 Copyright VitaZen. All Rights Reserved.
(540) 721-9365 | Email Us

Designed & Powered by Next Generation Designs

Connect with us: